LINGUIST List 27.4743

Fri Nov 18 2016

Support: General Linguistics / France

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 18-Nov-2016
From: Christel Préterre <>
Subject: General Linguistics, PhD, University Sorbonne Nouvelle, France
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Department: Labex EFL
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University Sorbonne Nouvelle

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


EFL mobility grants (Paris, France)

Context of the call

The aim of the Laboratoire d’excellence “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics : data, methods, models” (Labex EFL) is to promote innovative and interdisciplinary research within Linguistics and its related fields. Specific interest is given to empirical foundations (corpus analysis and experimental methods) of linguistic research.

For the 4th time, the Labex EFL offers 5 mobility grants for a period of 3 months each to PhD students in linguistics and related fields.

The Labex EFL ( is a nine-year project, funded by the French government (ANR-10-LABX-0083). It gathers 11 research teams (CRLAO, HTL, Lacito, Lattice, LIPN, Llacan, LLF, LPP-P3, LPP-P5, MII, Sedyl) from 5 universities, members of Sorbonne Paris Cité University, (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Université Paris Diderot, Université Paris Descartes, Université Paris 13 et Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales INALCO), in a partnership with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA) and the French Research and Development Institute (IRD).

Grant description

Candidates must be PhD students from a University outside France, working in different fields of linguistics, including but not limited to empirical linguistics, typology, field linguistics, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics.

The selected candidates will receive a stipend of 4,000 euros.

The mobility will have to take place before June 2018.

During their fellowship, they will be hosted by one of the research units of Labex EFL ( and will attend research seminars at one of the partner universities. A certificate of attendance and validation of these seminars will be provided at the end of the semester.


The application file should include the following documents :

- CV and cover letter
- An official document certifying their enrollment in a PhD programme
- A statement of 4-5 pages explaining their PhD project and its relevance to the research topics of the Labex EFL
- A letter of recommendation from their PhD supervisor
- A letter of invitation from a local EFL project advisor cosigned by the director of the inviting laboratory.

Deadline and selection process

Deadline for applications : January 15th, 2017 (midnight – Paris time)
Applications should be sent to the project manager Christel Préterre (,
copy to Pollet Samvelian ( and Christian Puech (
The applications will be examined by the Labex EFL Scientific Council and decisions will be communicated in the course of February 2017.

Applications Deadline: 15-Jan-2017

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Mrs Christel Préterre

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